Camp Naco Events

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Camp Naco – the cornerstone of Buffalo Soldier history in Arizona – is inviting the public to a commemoration ceremony and open house Saturday August 5, 2023, 9am-12pm in celebration of National Buffalo Soldiers Day. The open house will also commemorate 75th Anniversary of the Executive Order Ending Segregation in the Armed Forces.

The Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers (SWABS) is partnering with the Naco Heritage Alliance to commemorate both of these historical events, and to honor recently departed persons who championed the legacy of Buffalo Soldiers in southern Arizona.

The event will feature a flag ceremony, a program of distinguished speakers, exhibit displays, guided tours of Camp Naco, as well as food and ice cream trucks. Camp Naco is also inviting descendant families of Buffalo Soldiers to attend and share their experiences as part of our new oral history project to document the stories and lives of Buffalo Soldiers.

Camp Naco is located 2118 W. Newell Street (at the corner with S. Willson Road) in Naco Arizona. For more information, visit:

Event contact:

R. Brooks Jeffery, Naco Heritage Alliance

Naco overhead site map 2023 V3


9:00am Activities Begin

         Site Tours (see map)

         Exhibits (Officers Club)

9:30am Program Begins (Community Event Space)

         Introductory Remarks – R. Brooks Jeffery, Naco Heritage Alliance

         Presentation of the Colors – American Legion Post 16, Bisbee

         National Anthem – Dan Pinda, Bugles Across America

         Invocation – Andre Sexton SWABS Chaplain

         Land Acknowledgement

         In Memoriam – Dan Pinda, Bugles Across America

         Proclamations – Robert Guerrero, Office of Senator Mark Kelly, Ken Budge, Mayor of Bisbee

         Reading of Executive Order 9981 – Demetria Warren, SWABS

         Keynote Remarks – Rebecca Orozco, Naco Heritage Alliance

         Descendant Stories – Donna Jackson-Houston, Charles Young, Christine Rhodes

         Closing Remarks – R. Brooks Jeffery, Naco Heritage Alliance

10:30am Activities Resume

12:00pm Activities Conclude

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